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Environmental Health Aide I

VISALIA, CA Full-time
Posted on October 1, 2018

Typical Duties

Collect information on environmental health problems under the supervision of a registered Environmental Health Specialist; inspect sanitation units provided for labor crews at construction and field work sites; conduct routine inspections and test public swimming pools for clarity, proper pH chlorine levels, and safety equipment; collect water samples from public water systems for bacteriological and turbidity laboratory analysis; investigate complaints of garbage, illegal dumps, littering, and other public health nuisances; conduct follow up inspections; assist in rabies control; prepare necessary reports on inspection activities; keep records of work activities and maintain food, water, and well files; verify accuracy of information through computer; distribute public health information and material.

Employment Standards


Equivalent to completion of two years of college with major coursework in environmental health science or a closely related field.

Experience working with environmental health issues is highly desirable

Knowledge of:  
Basic math including fractions, decimals and percentages. Aseptic water sampling techniques; basic principles of chemistry, biology and bacteriology.

Skill/Ability to:  
Read and understand state environmental health laws and regulations; observe and record data; write clear, concise, and accurate reports; follow written and verbal instructions; retain and recall information; communicate with people from various socioeconomic and educational backgrounds; use patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with the public, including in confrontational situations; file accurately. Apply state environmental health laws and regulations; perform pH and chlorine tests; obtain information through interviews; establish priorities and schedule daily activities; adjust to changes in workloads and assignments.

Knowledge of:
Departmental policies, priorities and procedures; State and local statutes, ordinances, regulations and standards governing public health and environmental quality control.


Additional Information


Conditions of Employment:
Possession of, or ability to obtain an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Candidates selected will be required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  Additionally, a background investigation may also be conducted.  Some job classes may also require a physical exam.

College Cost Reduction Access Act
This may be a qualifying position for student loan forgiveness through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA). Only student loan payments made after October 1, 2007 and in a qualified repayment plan are eligible. For more information you are encouraged to speak with your student loan servicer or visit: